Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Amaryllis

Amaryllis is a splendidly beautiful flower with strong colour & big showy blooms. This Christmas Amaryllis certainly heralds the bright & cheery festive holidays for many. The large flowers bloom on a tall, hollow stem in multiples of 2-5 flowers. The story of 'Amaryllis' is brought to us by Greek mythology, she, was a love-struck young woman who pined for the cold-hearted, but handsome Alteo. To win his love, in desperation she used a golden arrow to pierce her heart, & then went daily to visit his cottage, drops of her blood were shed along the way. Alteo became enamored, now Amaryllis' heart was healed, & this favourite holiday bloom got it's name! 

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